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Disregarding safety regulations may be cause worker injuries

Missouri workers in industries such as construction, roofing and tree trimming are invariably exposed to electrical hazards. Employers must comply with the safety regulations that are prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Regular training must be provided to ensure workers remain vigilant when working with electricity. Many outdoor jobs take place in springtime, and the Cuivre River Electric Cooperative says company owners must assert safety procedures before tasks commence in order to avoid worker injuries.

NWRA serious about workplace safety for sanitation workers

In view of the high number of injuries and deaths of workers in the waste removal industry, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) is pushing state legislators to adopt the Slow Down to Get Around proposal. While some states have already passed such legislation, the association is confident that other states, including Missouri, will soon approve bills that will promote workplace safety for waste removal workers. The association asserts that many lives are lost due to the reckless driving of other motorists.

Crane accident at construction site claims worker's life

Construction workers in Missouri have to cope with the potential dangers of their occupations on a daily basis. The long list of dangers often includes large cranes. A crane accident can result in catastrophic injuries to workers, and these accidents are often due to disregarded safety procedures and inadequate staff training. Crane safety is regulated by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA).

Workers deserve proper protection against cold stress injuries

Construction workers in Missouri face multiple hazards when working outside during the winter. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes regulations to ensure workplace safety and expects all company owners to act in accordance with the rules. Unfortunately, delays bring about penalties, and expectations of employers often put workers at risk of suffering injuries related to extreme weather conditions.

Company cited after teenager dies in construction site accident

The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a Missouri construction company for multiple safety violations. The inspection followed the tragic June death of a teenager in a construction site accident. An area director of OSHA stated that it was unlawful to employ children and allow them to be involved in disassembling construction machinery.

Construction site accident traps 2 workers 30 feet underground

The dangers that construction workers in Missouri have to face every day are likely always on the minds of their loved ones. Considering the severity of injuries, and even fatalities often reported after construction accidents, the thought of one's loved one suffering life-changing injuries in a construction site accident will naturally create high levels of anxiety. Fortunately, the workers' compensation insurance fund aims to provide financial aid to injured workers and surviving families who lost loved ones in workplace accidents.

Falling truss injures men on scaffold in construction accident

Construction workers in Missouri who have suffered injuries in an on-the-job accident may have to face high medical bills and lost wages. In addition, there may be the uncertainty of not knowing whether they will be able to return to work because of debilitating injuries. However, most workers are covered by workers' compensation insurance that is intended to provide financial assistance to victims of a construction accident or any other workplace accident. Most work-related injuries are sudden accidents, and it is vital that victims receive immediate medical care.

Workers rely on employers to follow workplace safety regulations

It is not uncommon for Missouri workers in various industries to be concerned about their safety while they are at work. Regardless of their awareness of safety regulations, it is up to company owners to ensure safe workplace surroundings. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to follow the prescribed rules related to workplace safety.

Better workplace safety may avoid workers struck by vehicles

Workplace accidents are likely on the mind of most Missouri workers who spend their day on construction sites. Owners of companies are responsible for maintaining workplace safety according to the strict regulations as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA is emphasizing the importance of preventing workers being struck by vehicles in a campaign that will run through Sept. 2015.

How can workplace injuries in the retail industry be prevented?

Although the hazards may vary, on-the-job injuries occur in any industry in Missouri. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes safety regulations for every type of industry, and an employers' failure to abide by those safety rules may lead to workplace injuries. In addition, OSHA may issue hefty fines for safety violations.

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